"It was fantastic" . . . "I learned a lot"
"It was a good time" . . . "It was enlightening"
"I wish all our club committee chairs had attended, and will make that recommendation this year"
"You never have enough opportunities to learn something"
Current District News . . .
In our October newsletter we shared the announcement that Rotary Charities of Traverse City gave a grant of $250,000 to PolioPlus. They did this now for three reasons:
- Because now is the time to aggressively cover the $600M shortfall required to finish the job by 2018.
- Because the Bill and Melinda Gates 2:1 match leverages all donations up to $35M a year making NOW a good time to leverage your contribution.
- Because they wanted to set a leadership standard for donations to PolioPlus across the district in hopes others would step up just a bit more aggressively than in the past.
Rotary Charities grant provides District 6290 with a great opportunity. In response to their generosity, we have established a goal of reaching $125,000 in donations during 2014-2015 year.To give just a bit of an incentive to all Rotarians in District 6290 to step forward and help, the District will match all PolioPlus donations between $100 and $250 with a similar number of Foundation Recognition Points. The District will match donations from now until March 31, 2015. Your donation of $250 when matched with 250 recognition points will get you half way to a Paul Harris Fellow!
Read more … to learn how the Club will be able to make such a positive impact on their community.